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Elements of Poetry

What is poetry? Poetry is a form of literary expression that captures intense experiences or creative perceptions of the world in a musical language.
What is prose? Prose is the ordinary language people use in speaking or writing.
What is a line? A word or row of words that may or may not form a complete sentence.
What is a stanza? A group of lines forming a unit. The stanzas in a poem are separated by a space.
What is figure of speech? A word or expression that is not meant to be read literally.
What is a simile? A figure of speech using a word such as like or as to compare seemingly unlike things.
What is a metaphor? Compares seemingly unlike things, but does not use like or as.
What is personification? Attributes human like characteristics to an animal, object, or idea.
What is alliteration? The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
What is assonance? The repetition of vowel sounds in a line of poetry
What is onomatopoeia? The use of a word or phrase, such as “hiss” or “buzz” that imitates the sound of what it describes
What is rhyme? The repetition of the same stressed vowel sound and any succeeding sounds in 2 or more words.
What is internal rhyme? occurs at the end of lines.
What is end rhyme? occurs at the end of lines
What is rhyme scheme? The pattern of end rhymes that may be designated by assigning a different letter of the alphabet to each new rhyme
What is rhythm? The pattern of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line.
What is meter? A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables which sets the overall rhythm of certain poems.
What is connotation? The emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word
What is denotation? The strict dictionary meaning of a word
is the choice of words by an author or poet Diction
The feeling or atmosphere that a poet creates Mood
A reflection of the poet’s attitude toward the subject of a poem. It can be serious, sarcastic, humorous, etc. Tone
Lyric poetry is poetry that expresses a speaker’s personal thoughts and feelings. Lyric Poetry
Narrative poetry is verse that tells a story. Narrative Poetry
An ode is a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter. Ode
A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes Sonnet
Traditionally written in response to the death of a person or group. Elegy
Poetry that has no fixed pattern of meter, rhyme, line length, or stanza arrangement. Free Verse
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